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11 September 2011 @ 12:24 am
So wrong...  
Minor nightmare: a yellow jacket flew into my mouth while I was biking yesterday, and stung me. Silver lining? *grasps mightily* I didn't swallow it, and I didn't crash. But still-- argh! o_O

Near the end of the ride, I saw a scruffy-looking quail that was missing its dealy-bobber. Must have escaped being dinner at some point! And, several weeks ago, I came across a group of quail that had late hatchlings. You know how quail are vaguely pear-shaped? That part of the babies' bodies was fig-sized, at best. They were so tiny, they looked almost like fuzzy bugs. I've never seen baby birds that small waddling around on their own.

We'll be traveling to and from the Bay Area tomorrow, for a family visit. So to help the long ride, and get my writing productivity up, I offer this:

A free 100-word drabble to each of the first five responders, in any of my fandom. Please check the fic pages linked off my home page for fandoms, pairings, etc. Go forth and prompt!

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Laugh SPNhalfshellvenus on September 13th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
I need a version of that icon that says, "What is known cannot be UNknown", because that's exactly how I feel. Yick!

I'll ping you when your drabble is ready. Thanks!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on September 25th, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
I was SO much slower at this than I expected, but yours is finally ready. Thanks for playing!
realpestilence: piglet yellrealpestilence on September 11th, 2011 09:34 am (UTC)

How about some Michael/Lincoln, unwilling desire?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on September 13th, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)
Piglet's face says it all!

I'll ping you when your drabble is ready. How did I not even know that you liked Michael/Lincoln? :0
realpestilencerealpestilence on September 13th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
I don't watch PB, but I read something you wrote about them, and liked the dynamics. It's rare that I'll read something I don't know at least a bit about the canon for, but I did like that. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB slashhalfshellvenus on September 18th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Yours is ready!

I didn't expect it to be the first one I finished, but there you have it. :)
Gretagretazreta on September 11th, 2011 09:36 am (UTC)
SPN Sam/Dean , shelter

:-) that's crazy with the yellow jacket! Glad you were okay!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on October 1st, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
Boy, it's taking me so long to write these. I remember when I used to be able to dash them off!

Yours is finally ready, though it didn't wind up being slash. I hope the style makes up for it. Thanks for the prompt- it totally drove that drabble!
shaitanah: zodshaitanah on September 11th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
Oh God, I hope you're okay after that yellow jacket. *_*
Can I ask for smth Alex Mahone-related (possibly with Michael or Lincoln)?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Alexhalfshellvenus on September 22nd, 2011 07:19 am (UTC)
Yours is finally ready now. Took forever to wrestle it into its final form!

Hope you like it, and thanks for the prompt!
Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN Impala black and whitedeirdre_c on September 11th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Sam/Dean - legroom

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on October 5th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Good lord, this only took forever. But now it's done, and I hope it pleases you!

Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN brothers resouled hugdeirdre_c on October 5th, 2011 01:42 am (UTC)
It does, it DOES!!! \o/
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Hughalfshellvenus on October 5th, 2011 07:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks for being so patient-- I really thought it would be much quicker. ALL of them, actually. :0
brigid_tanner: Dean- oh crap anibrigid_tanner on September 11th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
ACK! The yellow jacket sounds nasty. Glad you're okay. Have a good trip!
cindytsuki_no_bara on September 11th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
eeeek. and also eeeew. i'm glad you didn't swallow it! but still, ow.

also the image of itty-bitty fuzzy quail chicks is very, very cute in my head.
Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on September 11th, 2011 09:27 pm (UTC)
I had a wasp in my mouth a few years ago, at least i spat it out before it stung me. Bit my cheek though. all those legs *shudder*

Take antihistamines and keep and keep an eye it.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on October 1st, 2011 07:12 am (UTC)
Knowing those legs were in there was disgusting enough.

When I'm biking, I'm breathing hard and moving fairly fast, so any bug that gets inhaled heads straight for the back of the mouth. I had to force this thing forward with my tongue (yuck), which is why it stung me.

Left a lingering "strep throat" sensation behind for several hours...
eponin10 on September 12th, 2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Also, ow! *shudders*

Are you going to make it to Wincon this year?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on October 1st, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
No Wincon for me this year, unfortunately. I keep hoping it'll make its way to the West Coast soon, though that would probably make it harder for you and scarlett and embroiderama to come!

Are you going?
eponin10 on October 10th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
I am going. :) scarlett_o, skewedview, and sistabro and I are all rooming together again. We're leaving tomorrow to be touristy for a few days first. :) We'll miss seeing you!